De Clercq & Partners Seminar 2016

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30 November 2016


Wednesday November 30, 2016

Auberge du Pêcheur
Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium

Our yearly seminar provides an excellent opportunity to become updated on the latest developments in IP, and to exchange experiences and information with others in your field.



• Practitioners involved in drafting, prosecuting and litigating patents,
• Representatives from technology transfer offices,
• Industry representatives involved in IP,
• Legal representatives,
• Policymakers,
• Inventors,
• Investors,
• CEOs

Chaired by Liesbet Paemen
(Partner De Clercq & Partners)

08.45h: Registration and Coffee

09.15h: Welcome and introduction
Ann De Clercq, Founding Partner –  De Clercq & Partners

09.20h: Patenting biotechnological inventions after the European Commission Expert Group Report: still business as usual?
Sven Bostyn, Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law – University of Liverpool, UK

10.10h: Latest developments in EPO Case Law
Koen Vanhalst, Belgian and European Patent Attorney  De Clercq & Partners, BE
Andrej Michalík, European Patent Attorney
 De Clercq & Partners, BE

11.00h: Coffee break

11.30h: SPC developments
Mike Snodin, CPA EPA Director – Park Grove IP, UK

12.30h: Walking lunch, served in Auberge du Pêcheur


Chaired by Ann De Clercq
(Founding Partner
De Clercq & Partners)

14.00h: The recoverability of (patent) attorney fees after the ECJ decision in United Video Properties / Telenet
Stijn Debaene, Partner – Fieldfisher, BE

14.50h: The Unitary patent package: the life after Brexit
Pieter Callens, Partner – Eubelius, BE

15.40h: Coffee break

16.10h: Recent developments on Innovation Income Deduction
Andres Delanoy, Director –  KPMG, BE

17.00h: Closing remarks

17.15h: Closing reception at the Conference Venue, Auberge du Pêcheur



Auberge du Pêcheur
Pontstraat 41
9831 Sint-Martens-Latem

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To register, please click this link to open a pre-filled e-mail form, and confirm your presence. Your registration will be confirmed by reply e-mail.

Registration fee (ex VAT):

€ 200.00 for companies and private practitioners
€ 100.00 for universities and non-profit organizations

An invoice will be issued after payment of the registration fee.


We hope to meet you there!

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